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13 Videos (58m)
    • Trailer

    • Supplies

    • Transferring Drawing to Paper

    • Loading the Brush

    • First wash

    • Second Wash - Head and Body

    • Adding Detail

    • Beak and Eye

    • Wings Stage 1

    • Wing Stage 2

    • Finishing off the Body

    • Tail Feathers

    • Feet and Log

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About This Class

Discover how professional artist Louise De Masi uses a variety of different watercolour techniques to paint this gorgeous Sun Conure. In this 58 minute step by step tutorial you can watch over Louise's shoulder as she demonstrates some of the techniques she uses to create her beautiful bird paintings that are sold all around the world. 




When you enroll in the class you will have access to the reference photo of the Sun Conure and a line drawing so you can paint along with Louise.

You will discover how Louise:

  • Transfers her drawing onto the paper
  • Picks up paint with the brush
  • Apples washes
  • Works wet on wet
  • Works wet on dry
  • Creates deliberate 'blooms'
  • Paints detail
  • Blends colours on the paper
  • Soften edges
  • Builds colour
  • Corrects a mistake

27 of 27 students recommendSee All

Never painted with water color before and just finished my first "masterpiece" based on this video! Actually really proud of myself and most of all thankful for this wonderful tutorial! Will definitely check out the other videos by Louise De Masi. Thank you!
I cannot recommend this class enough to any watercolour enthusiasts. Louise is probably my absolute favourite teacher because of the step by step instructions and explanations she gives. I like to watch the tutorials in full a couple of times before I tackle the project. I hope one day to be confident enough to post my offerings! Thank you so very much Louise
Beverley Deeming

Ex prof M-U Artist/4eva a Creative Human

I can't stop watching... excellent class





Louise De Masi

Artist - capturing beauty with watercolour

Louise De Masi is a professional watercolour artist and a qualified school teacher from Australia.

Louise has a Bachelor of Education degree and has worked as a school teacher within Australia. She is co-author of a watercolor painting instruction book by Walter Foster- titled 'The Art of Painting Sea Life in Watercolor'. Her work has been featured in Australian Artist's Palette Magazine, Australian Country Craft Magazine and The Sydney Morning Herald. She is represen...

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